Being back in the Pink City, for the promotions of Fugly, got Vijender Singh all nostalgic and made him spill the beans about the days he spent here. “I have spent three years of my life in Jaipur. During my time here I used to work with the Indian Railways and was deputed at the main junction. I used to sell tickets at the window. Yahan maine struggle bhi kiya aur kaafi masti bhi ki hai. Iss shahar ne mujhe bahut saare dost bhi diye hain. In fact, Jaipur ka kuch contribution bhi hai mujhe actor banane mein. Jab main ticket window par tickets bechta tha, toh girls aakar mujhe compliments diya karti thi. In fact,films mein luck try karne ka idea bhi mujhe yahin se mila,” said the boxer-turned-actor.
Even as Vijender is giving his all to the promotions of his film, he is ensuring that boxing doesn’t take a back seat in his life. “Before starting with the promotions, I was in the Patiala camp practising for the upcoming boxing events. After Fugly is released, I will go back to my camp to prepare for the Commonwealth Games and then the Asian Games. I did this film just to try my hand at acting, but that doesn’t mean that I am quitting sports. Boxing is my passion and it will continue being that. Acting just happened in my life. I used to watch Akshay Kumar doing stunts on the screen. To a great extent, he is the one who inspired me to take up acting. His death-defying acts on screen inspired me a lot. I thought, ‘I should also try this, at least once’,” said, Vijender.
But, it is neither acting nor boxing that gives Vijjender a challenging time. “Film promotions are tougher and more taxing than boxing in the ring or acting in front of the camera,” Vijender signs off.